Joseph McCarthy

Thomas Joseph McCarthy (September 27, 1885 – December 18, 1943) was an American lyricist whose most famous songs include "You Made Me Love You", and "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows", from the now-forgotten Oh, Look! (1918), starring the Dolly Sisters, based upon the haunting melody from the middle section of Chopin's Fantaisie-Impromptu.

Born in Somerville, Massachusetts, United States, McCarthy was a frequent collaborator of composers Harry Tierney and Fred Fisher. He was the director of ASCAP from 1921 to 1929.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 27, 1885 (Somerville), Died December 18, 1943 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1909 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter

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Recordings (Results 226-250 of 294 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W403547 10-in. 12/23/1929 Wrapped in a red, red rose Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
OKeh W403843 10-in. 3/10/1930 I feel you near me Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W403962 10-in. 4/16/1930 I'm in the market for you Smith Ballew Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W404015 10-in. 5/14/1930 The Rangers' song (We're all pals together) Selvin’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble lyricist  
OKeh W404200 10-in. 6/4/1930 Just like in a story book Phil Spitalny Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W404404 10-in. 7/21/1930 I'm in the market for you Louis Armstrong ; Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W404552 10-in. 11/14/1930 What's the use of living without love? Yale Collegians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W404828 10-in. 1/27/1931 Sing song girl (Little yella Cinderella) Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W490019 10-in. 12/23/1929 Wrapped in a red, red rose Ed Loyd and his Orchestra [Ed Kirkeby Orchestra] Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick 3555 10-in. approximately Jan. 1920 Alice blue gown Irene Williams Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E21536 10-in. 2/18/1927 Rio Rita Carl Fenton’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (humming) lyricist  
Brunswick E30696 10-in. Aug. 1929 (I only wish I had you with me) Last night, honey Billy Murray ; Walter Scanlan Male vocal duet songwriter  
Brunswick E31273 10-in. Oct. 1929 Sweetheart, we need each other Scrappy Lambert Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E31274 10-in. Oct. 1929 You’re always in my arms (But only in my dreams) Scrappy Lambert Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick XE31373 12-in. 10/30/1929 Brunswick brevities [program and part unknown] Colonial Club Orchestra Radio transcription disc : Jazz/dance band lyricist  
Brunswick XE31374 12-in. 10/30/1929 Brunswick brevities [program and part unknown] Colonial Club Orchestra Radio transcription disc : Jazz/dance band lyricist  
Brunswick E31400 10-in. Nov. 1929 Through! (How can you say we’re through?) Scrappy Lambert Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Brunswick E31401 10-in. Nov. 1929 Sweetheart, we need each other Scrappy Lambert Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Brunswick E31402 10-in. Nov. 1929 You’re always in my arms (But only in my dreams) Scrappy Lambert Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Brunswick E32208 10-in. February 1930 Wrapped in a red red rose Brevities Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano lyricist  
Brunswick E32392 10-in. 3/19/1930 Rosa roja de amor Rodolfo Hoyos Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Brunswick E32624 10-in. Apr. 1930 I’m in the market for you Bob Haring Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick E32725 10-in. Apr. 1930 Just like in a story book Bob Haring Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick E34649 10-in. 9/29/1930 What’s the use of living without love? Tom Clines and his Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick E35005 10-in. October 1930 Sing song girl Colonial Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
(Results 226-250 of 294 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "McCarthy, Joseph," accessed April 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108742.

McCarthy, Joseph. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108742.

"McCarthy, Joseph." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 April 2024.

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